I Know That Song! The One That Forced The Navy To Ban Video Shoots

Do you know today's song?

-Written by MEGA songwriter Diane Warren who said this singer hated the song and she had to force her to sing it. "I held her leg down during a session," the songwriter recalled, "and said, 'You have to record it!' "The singer cursed at her then after she recorded it she was like “OH OK You were right.” 

-The video for the song is the reason the Navy no longer allows music videos to be filmed on their ships. The singer’s outfit for the original video, a fishnet body stocking under a black one-piece bathing suit that left most of her backside (and a tattoo of a butterfly) exposed, proved very controversial, and many television networks refused to show the video. MTV first banned the video, and later played it only after 9 PM. The outfit and risque nature of the video were a complete surprise to the Navy, who expected Cher to wear a jumpsuit for the concert, as presented on storyboards during original discussions with producers. 

-The Navy received criticism for allowing the video shoot, especially from World War II veterans who saw it as a desecration of a national historic site that should be treated with reverence: USS Missouri was the site of the Empire of Japan's surrender on September 2, 1945, thus ending World War II.

-In 2010, This artist presented the Video of the Year award at the MTV Video Music Awards wearing the same outfit she wore in this video. Under most circumstances, her get-up would have been the one getting the most buzz, but the winner was Lady Gaga (for "Bad Romance"), who accepted wearing a dress made of meat.

Why yes you DO know that song. Also because you see the video here. Enjoy my friend. And join us again tomorrow at 7:10 for IKTS.

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